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Poster: Dehner Date: Oct 26, 2011 2:44pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Copyright

Okay everybody everybody, I'm a big fan of OTR, but, I'm also a big fan of obeying the law, can anyone tell me, are these shows really, truly public domain? A friend of a friend of mine owns the rights to the 6 shooter, for example, and certain people own the rights to other shows, but does that mean we can't listen to them? Or does that simply mean we can't sell them?

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Poster: C .S.Cameron Date: Dec 1, 2011 6:35pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Copyright

Depends on your country.

In Canada everything over 50 years old is in the public domain.

You can even sell these old shows, (if you can find a sucker, many internet scum companies do).

In the US:
"All copyrightable works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain; works created before 1978 but not published until recently may be protected until 2047.For works that received their copyright before 1978, a renewal had to be filed in the work's 28th year with the Library of Congress Copyright Office for its term of protection to be extended. The need for renewal was eliminated by the Copyright Renewal Act of 1992, but works that had already entered the public domain by non-renewal did not regain copyright protection."

This post was modified by C .S.Cameron on 2011-12-02 02:31:41

This post was modified by C .S.Cameron on 2011-12-02 02:35:34